Sown indoors: 21st April 2013
First Seedling: 26th April 2013
Germination: 5 days
Well cabbage growing has been a bit of a disaster and out of two sowings I only have two seedlings remaining and both of these were from the second sowing. So here is one of the surviving seedlings now aged around 3.5 weeks:
Nearly 5 weeks old and my two remaining seedlings are doing quite nicely thank you 🙂 (these two pictures are of the seedling shown in the previous photo).
I’ve kind of neglected this particular seed to seedling entry because only two of my cabbage seedlings survived and it took several weeks for them to put on any decent growth. Eventually I planted them out in to the newly vacated broad bean bed on the 15th July and they are happily growing in there and we may even get a cabbage head out of them.
About 3.5 weeks after planting out, these young plants have done some serious growing and look settled in. They are planted under a double layer of netting (enviromesh covered with our normal, dark green netting), and this seems to be working in keeping out the cabbage white butterflies and other pests.
Another 9 days of growth and both cabbages are starting to form their heads and are looking ever so healthy:
It has been several months since I last updated this post, in fact the above pictures were taken on 17th August 2013. Now it is 7th February 2014 and the two cabbages are actually doing okay. Obviously the shorter, colder winter days have curtailed their growing somewhat but they are still growing and it is looking hopeful that we may get some spring cabbage: